About Forest Acres Rotary Club

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The Forest Acres Rotary Club is one of 14 clubs in Columbia, South Carolina.

We currently have 40 members in diverse occupations.

Our Mission consists of four different areas:
Local:
 Support the local community through interaction, fund raising, and charitable distribution.
District (SC) and National:  Communication and networking with other clubs in the state.
Educational:  International scholarships and other educational activities.
International: Eradication of polio worldwide, drinking water safety in Peru & other educational projects.

Leadership

2016-2017 Leadership (July to June):

  • President – Pat Lee
  • President Elect – TBA
  • Immediate Past President – Amy Cain
  • Secretary – Margaret-Ann Ashburn
  • Co-Treasurers Club Operations – David Bernier & Mark Williams
  • Treasurer Special Projects – John Yarbrough
  • Foundation Chair – Tom Harmon
  • District 7770 Governor – Rod Funderburk
  • Assistant Governor – Marilyn Gray

Board Members

  • Foundation – Tom Harmon
  • Membership – George Shisias
  • Board Members for the 2014 – 2016 Term:
    • Charlene Mayo
    • Jim O’Connor
    • Dawn Richardson
  • Board Members for the 2015-2017 Term:
    • Denise Hudson
    • Pat Lee
    • Mike Lowery

Committee Chairs:

  • Attendance – Allison Lockhart
  • Backpack Program at Dent Middle School – Amy Cain
  • Books for Birthdays – Laura Griese
  • Weekly Bulletins – Sandy Olson
  • Forest Acres Festival – Peter Chesney and George Shisias (Emeritus)
  • Four Way Test Moderator – Tom Harmon
  • Funds Distribution – Allison Lockhart and Mark Williams
  • Happy Feet – Milton Wright
  • Packing Program at Harvest Hope – Dawn Richardson and Tom Harmon
  • Gamecock Football Parking Project at Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union – Charlene Mayo and Dawn Richardson
  • Programs – Margaret Jordan

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Interact Clubs

Interact clubs are Junior Rotary Clubs in local schools.  These clubs participate in a wide-range of activities such as adopting highways, reading to younger children, helping the poor and fundraising. Currently Forest Acres does not have an Interact Club.

District 7700

District 7700 comprises the 25 Eastern counties of South Carolina with 79 Rotary clubs.

Current District Governor: Jimmie Williamson

http://www.rotary7770.org/.

Rotary International

Rotary International is the governing body with administrative headquarters in Chicago, IL.  There are 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries worldwide.

The current President is Ron Burton from Oklahoma.

Vice President is Anne Mathews from Rotary Club of Columbia East, SC.

http://www.rotary.org/

A summary of RI activities and statistics can be found by clicking on Rotary International Summary 2012

Past Presidents:

2016 – 17   Pat Lee
2015 – 16   Amy Cain
2014 – 15   Keith Shealy
2013 – 14   Peter Chesney
2012 – 13   Tom Cranmer
2011 – 12   Debra Hamm
2010 – 11   Scott Elliott
2009 – 10  Debra Hamm
2008 – 09   Milton Wright
2007 – 08   Frank Walker
2006 – 07   Sandy Olsen
2005 – 06   Ralph Schmidt
2004 – 05   Wayne Kirby
2003 – 04   Del Soule
2002 – 03   Allen Gill
2001 – 02   Garfield Stuart
2000 – 01   Mark Hanbury
1999 – 00   Woody Carlson
1998 -99   Fred Huiet
1997 – 98   Stewart Harvin
1996 – 97   Laura Griese
1995 – 96   Halleck Butts
1994 – 95   Lewis Johnson
1993 – 94   Bill Hicks
1992 -93   John Coleman
1991 – 92   Keith Crow
1990 – 91   Harold Peacock
1989-90   Jim Buckner
1988 – 89   Dan Ader
1987 – 88   John Hudgens
1986 – 87   Norman R. Langston Snr.
1985 – 86   H. Dale Holden
1984 – 85   Harris Hollis
1983 – 84   Herb Tyler
1982 -83   Charlie Jacocks III
1981 – 82   H. Stoney Denny
1980 – 81   Alex C. James
1979 – 80   Clyde Ratchford
1978 – 79   John M. Stover
1977 – 78   C. Murray Lide
1976 – 77   H. E. “Hap” Corley
1975 – 76   C. Allan Schurr
1974-75   Don Capps
1973 – 74   Jack V. Horton
1972- 73   C.T. Durham
1971 – 72   Ed Hale
1970 – 71   Eugene F. Rogers
1969 – 70   Arthur M. Taylor Jr.
1968 – 69   W. M. Burnette Jnr.
1967 – 68   Edwin F. Farr

Speakers & Events
  • June 28th (Wednesday) 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Special Induction Ceremony at Rosso’s Italian Restaurant, Trenholm Plaza.  We will induct new club officers, and recognize Pat Lee as outgoing Club President.
  • July 5th (Wednesday) No Club Meeting – Happy Independence Day Week!
  • July 12th (Wednesday) 1:00 pm. Regular Club Meeting at the Tree of Life
Contact Us

Pat Lee
2016-17 Club President

plee@pruitthealth.com
Office: 803-254-5960

Interested in Becoming a Member?
Please Contact:

George Shissias
Chair, Membership
gjshis2@aol.com
(803) 787-5065

Club Address:
Post Office Box 6402
Columbia, SC 29260-6402

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